Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

328 stories, 10 challenges, 23 prompts, 437 comments, and 32 friends

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Where the -@!# did my muse go?

Writer, dreamer, knight, shackled by entertainment . . . and people.

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The Tower and the Path

The tower is coming along nicely. It's defensible with thick walls and even though I can't see them,…

Published 11 months ago.

A New Friend

I let the cat nuzzle at my fingertips and then rub its cheek down the length of my fingers. It had b…

Published 11 months ago.

The Last Trip Together

I roused from my sleep enough to hear the low tones of conversation from the front of my car. It was…

Published 11 months ago.

Shadows

There's a darkness in you. It hides in our whole family. It's a sickness that must be fought and acc…

Published 1 year ago.

Making a Demon: Distillation

Screams, hundreds of them, howled in waves. Sometimes they joined together in choral unison, almost …

Published 1 year ago.

Red Eyes: Uncle Charlie's Volvo Story

The story Uncle Charlie told went that some Columbians had jacked a Volvo and tried to outrun the co…

Published 1 year ago.

Red Eyes: Portrait of a City

So many of the businesses in Lickton were gated, barred, or just downright broken. The damage wasn't…

Published 1 year ago.

Red Eyes: Car and Driver

When his cell dinged as an alarm, a single note strong and pure as a minister's daughter, Lamar didn…

Published 1 year ago.

Swallow Yourself (Poem)

And the mask did shimmer and flow like molten gold

but where did the tattered robe of the exalted Ki…

Published 1 year ago.

Visible Consequences to Invisible Burdens

I watched as a deep, dark, gulf widened between two people leaning against the same Honda Civic. Pap…

Published 1 year ago.

An Exchange of Gray

Behind the shimmering curtain of rain, made bright by passing headlights, a stately house appeared. …

Published 1 year ago.

Like Answering a Payphone

In the dark my hands made twisted shapes, more through intuition than direction. They danced like th…

Published 1 year ago.

Fractal Realities: Waking Paralysis

Hurrying to the bathroom, I felt like I was going to burst. I prayed that no one was in it and reach…

Published 1 year ago.

Fractal Realities: Symptoms of Separation

The cool of the window pane seeped into Roger's skin, bringing blessed cold. In a few minutes it wou…

Published 1 year ago.

Fractal Realities: The Sound of Fear

Cicadas sang in the heat of the day. Mostly. But it was well past sundown and the night was far fr…

Published 1 year ago.

Robert Quick

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Followers 22

HSAR
ElshaHawk LoA
Jae
Escapist
Abby
Andrman
wolframdioxide
In Nights Arms
nuclearsubmarine
Anorak
HS Wift
rhubarb_j
slapdashmonuments
GradualUprising
Fantasist
PJ Returned
remembrancer
Jim Stitzel
August Rode
WhiteHat
Lampyris Noctiluca
ethelthefrog